Artificial intelligence (AI) along with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) hold great potential to transform the way businesses and their teams work.
The arrival of 5G mobility comes at a time when these technologies are coming into their own. Greater bandwidth capacity and ultra-low latency, available with 5G connectivity, will enable these technologies to be deployed untethered, putting them closer to where mobile employees work while on the go. This creates a wave of new possibilities for productivity and performance gains in the mobile workforce.Business decisions often rely on group buy-in or approval to move forward. As a result, teams find themselves booked into frequent meetings to build consensus, which can be time consuming and negatively impact productivity. Video conferencing and screensharing technologies have helped significantly, but AR enabled by 5G mobility has the potential to add a new level of visualization to meetings.
For example, imagine a sales rep trying to explain to her colleagues and managers how a new product display will fit into existing store shelves across multiple locations. Sharing a photo or video of a single location and talking through options may help, but it leaves room for misunderstanding and limits the opportunity for collaboration.
An AR application powered with 5G connectivity will allow the same sales rep to overlay a live view of the product display captured on her mobile device in the retail space and share it with her colleagues in real time. Everyone on the team can immediately be on the same page, discuss and resolve potential issues and reduce or eliminate the need for costly in-person visits to physical locations.